C.S. Ferris. 213 pages. 6” x 9”. Softbound. 122 photos. Provides collectors with information about the Model 1917, which until now has been hard-to-find. Details are explained on how to determine if a Model 1917 rifle is original, or period correct. Topics include stock and metalwork finish, dates of manufacture and serial number correlations, manufacturer and inspection markings, rebuild marks, and differences between manufacturers. Historic information on accoutrements such as bayonets, slings, grenade launchers, plus, discussion of post-WWI use of the rifle by U.S. troops and other countries.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:66, Page:393